facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Fla. GOP congressman sides with 'birthers'

March 20, 2012 at 7:23 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- A Republican congressman from Florida said Tuesday he is not convinced President Barack Obama's birth certificate is legitimate.

"I am, shall we say, looking at all the evidence," said Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla.

Although there is overwhelming evidence the Democratic president was born in Hawaii, members of the so-called "birther" movement have continued to dispute Obama's nationality, The Hill reported.

The White House released Obama's birth certificate in April 2011 in hopes it would quell birthers, but they have repeatedly brought the issue back up.

Most recently, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio said this month he had evidence the document was a fake.

"I think we are just going to hold in abeyance a final decision until we hear, you know, some of these people seem to have legitimate concerns, so I don't think it is unreasonable just to see what they have to say," Stearns said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house
2
Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October Bill Clinton hints he expects to be grandfather by first of October
3
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
4
Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff
5
Hiker dead in apparent bear attack in New Jersey Hiker dead in apparent bear attack in New Jersey
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback